Beaded belt

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W859

Dimensions

Overall: 106.5 cm (41 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.544

Medium or Technique

Amazonite and carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Sixty-four bi-conical beads strung alternately: thirty-two of each material.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 859 [Excav. date] Mar. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition